Integration of Clinical Duties

The supervisor, graduate coordinators and supervisory committee will be responsible for ensuring the CIP trainee successfully completes the graduate degree. The CIP Director and Faculty CIP Committee will ensure appropriate protected time for research and promotion of the research experience during the clinical component of residency. The CIP trainees will be expected to be involved in laboratory meetings, seminars, journal clubs and to be writing publications associated with their graduate program during their clinical service. Many clinical departments have active Research in Progress seminars which are attended by CIP supervisors and CIP trainees will be expected to attend and present at such forums. Major clinical departments also have research days at which CIP trainees are encouraged to present.

Clinical Duties of Resident While on Research Component of the CIP

Clinical responsibilities during the research years will be limited to ½ day of ambulatory clinics weekly (or equivalent) and no more than one month per year of clinical service, both related to the area of research interest. On-call duties will occur only during the one month of clinical service per year and their timing and frequency will be dictated by the clinical program. Participation in appropriate rounds, journal clubs and case conferences related to the clinical program will be encouraged. In addition, the Faculty CIP Committee has developed a seminar series for the research years specific for CIP trainees (MED650) which will also be available for other interested students as a potential recruitment tool.

Extender Call

Residents participating in extender call must not exceed a maximum 8 shifts per block. Extender call reports are received by the Program Director on a regular basis and reviewed for compliance. It should be noted that extender call privileges may be revoked by the CIP Program Director at any time, should it be felt that a negative impact to research production is being demonstrated.